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convention. . >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is bay area news at 7:00. good evening. it's tuesday september 4th. i'm gasia mikaelian. this is bay area news at 7:00. a chp officer is hospitalized in critical condition tonight after being shot by a motorist during a traffic stop on interstate 680 in alamo. two officers shot and killed that suspect. the top story live at the onramp at 680 tells us investigators shut down that highway for nearly eight hours snarl lg traffic throughout the region. jana. >> that's right, gasia. take a look across the street there. you can see the onramp to 680 southbound still slow going at times but okay right now. we have learns that the injured officer is married with four
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children and is right now on life support. the crime scene stretched out all ways. nfthers spread out looking for evidence. from news chopper 2 you can see the suspect's jeep wrangler. trying to pull over jeep for traffic stop this morning. the suspect was a man driving alone. he stopped just south to have rut ger road onramp and officials say wen one of the officers walked up to the jeep. >> the driver then pulled out a gun and shot at that officer severely injuring him. >> investigators say the second chp officer then opened fire on the man in the jeep. the suspect was taken to john muir medical center in walnut creek. >> we do have some dash cam video we're going to analyze. >> the shooting happened during morning commute. investigators say one person called 911 while several witness remained on the scene. investigators took those witness to the nearest police station to get their statement. the chp officer who shot the suspect was also interviewed.
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what was not clear is the suspect opened fire in the first place. >> we are an extended family so we feel that deeply and our thoughts and prayers are with the officer and with his family. >> the chp officer who was rushed to john muir hospital, we understand has been on the force for six years all day officers have been going to the medical center in walnut creek just to lend their support. we have also learned the chp officer lives in solano county with his family. the chp has not released the suspect's name who passed away because they say they are still trying to contact his family. reporting live from walnut creek, ktvu channel 2 news. more details on that monommental traffic jam on 680. with the highway shut down many drivers tried to use surface streets to get around the backup only to find those roads filled with traffic, as well. one traveler left san jose at
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8:00 this morning for their homes in portland, oregon. they say they've been stuck two and a half hours when ktvu's cameras found them. >> now it's going to take us probably we'll be home by 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning. it's going to be a long drive. it's frustrating shs but what can you do? . >> northbound lanes reopened about 1:00 this afternoon. authorities allowed cars to start moving in a couple of the southbound lane where is the shooting took place about 4:15 this afternoon but even now there is still heavy congestion heading south through walnut creek. go to for more coverage on this story including video of this afternoon's news conference. find it there under the bay area news tab. . the democratic national convention is in full swing at this hour and tonight's headline speaker is michelle obama. other heavy hitters. craig. >> gasia, good evening to you. on stage right now maryland
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governor firing up this crowd. he's going to be introducing in just a few moments the keynote speaker for tonight, the san antonio mayor. it's going to be an electrifying moment for them. everyone here ready and waiting for the headlining event of this night, first lady michelle obama as the democratic national convention kicks into overdrive really on its very first night. >> the 45th national convention of the democratic party will now come to order. . >> first lady michelle obama is taking the prime time spotlight on the opening night, but ahead of her speech, several prominent democrats are firing up the crowd. >> being asked to pay your fair share isn't class war fair. it's patriotism. >> mitt romney says we should take his word that he's paid his fair share. his word? his word? trust comes from transparency,
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and mitt romney comes up short on both. >> democrats adopted a party's platform that calls for higher taxes on the wealthy while backing same sex marriage and abortion rights. earlier vice president joe biden and his wife jill arrived in the tar heel state. mr. biden will accept the party's nomination for a second term on thursday. in virginia president obama wrapped up his four-day trip to swing states before heading to charlotte tomorrow. >> we've come too far to turn back now. if you're willing to vote for me, we'll win norfolk again. we'll win virginia again. we'll win this election. we will finish what we started. >> president obama watching from the white house tonight watching as first lady michelle obama gets ready will address the convention here on the opening night. one of the cheerful moments of this was a video presentation actually ted kennedy of the liberal lion. this crowd certainly react today that.
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gasia, back to you. >> republican presidential candidate mitt romney stayed out of the public eye today. to prepare for upcoming debates with president obama. motorcade briefly got stuck on a rural road behind farm equipment. romney's running meat paul ryan is on the campaign trail comparing the current political choice to the election that found jimmy carter facing ronald reagan. >> remember ronald reagan talking about jimmy carter? are you better off now than you were four years ago? . >> no. . >> well, you know what, we knew it then, we know it now. they fired carter and they hired reagan, and we're going to do the same thing this time. >> city hall reports the romney campaign raised about 100 million dollars last month their fourth con sec taif month republican fund raising has out paid the democrats. >> so are you better off now than you were four years ago? . >> that's quickly turning into a big election year question join the conversation by liking the
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ktvu channel 2 news on facebook and give us your comment. we're fol leing wild fires that's burning out of control in county. cal fire says burning on highway 16 east of clear lake. this shows you it's not far from where the wild fire nearly burned 8 thousand acres some three weeks ago. just the past 90 minutes here we've watched the flames from trees and brush and sending a huge plume of smoke into the air. highway 16 is closed between the town of rum see and yellow county and the junction of highway 20 and 16. the fire has burned through 200 acres. . next sunday marks the second anniversary of the deadly san bruno national gas pipeline disaster. today residents and lawmakers gathered during the epicenter of the blast. they say should be held accountable for the eight lives lost and dozens of homes destroyed. >> this is years and years and years of negligence, giving money to shareholders instead of investing in infrastructure, and
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that's a real shame. >> a pda spokeswoman told us the utility has carried out billions of dollars in upgrade despite an additional 2.2 billion dollars of work set through 2014. the community will hold a remembrance event sunday at san bruno city park. students returned to a san francisco school today after it was flooded last week where a huge water main burst forcing that school to close. and our lady of visitation valley school. reported two inch water main broke outside that school on sunnydale avenue. officials with the san francisco public utilities commission say they still don't know what caused that to break. after more than two years of negotiations, california state university faculty members overwhelmingly approved a new contract. the faculty association says that 91% of those voting by mail okayed the deal. the contract covered about 23,000 professors and lectures in the system. four-year agreement does not contain a salary increase but
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mostly preserve current benefits. now to where the police today released a photo of a gun that investigators say is the weapon drawn by a man who was fatally shot by two officers last sunday. police showed us the suspect's pel let gun next to the photo of an actual handgun. the suspect's weapon is of course on the right. officers say 23-year-old man pulled pellet gun from his waste band after the car he was riding in was stopped by police. officers opened fire killing mario ra mer row and wounding another man. detectives say ramero was a gang member on probation for carrying a concealed weapon. police have scheduled a press conference for tomorrow morning to discuss this case but we're talking to the police chief tonight and have more on tonight's 10:00 news on ktvu. >> a san francisco man is in custody tonight on murder charges in connection with the killing of a man in an apartment. police made this announcement at a press conference this afsh.
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they arrested 45-year-old sunday after finding evidence that links him to the death of eric es ka lon. es ka lon was found dead in his apartment june 12th bound and gagged. investigators say it appears met him in a bar day bfrs the homicide. they say robbery sa likely motive in this case. two bay area control districts were planning to fog for mosquitos tonight to combat the spread of west nile virus. in the south bay. control spokesman says residents have some frequent questions. >> folks are concerned about their pets or washing lawn furniture, toys, what do to our swimming pool and the answer to all of sthoez there's really no need to be concerned. >> plans call for the south bay fogging started about 11:00 tonight continue until a.m. weather permitting. now eastern contra costa county fogging is expected to start within the hour here. officials there say that spraying should wrap up by
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11:00. a new ride sharing service has launched in san francisco. it's easy to spot new lift, the new car service. just look for that fuzzy pink mustache. lift lets customers find a driver through a smart phone app. the company takes 20% cut donations. they check their drivers' insurance coverage as well as dmv and criminal record but calls the service an illegal taxi operation without the cost of a taxi medallion. regulators say they are look into this matter. demolition began today on a long time safe haven for san francisco's poor and hungry. >>. those are the sights and sounds of crews tearing down the dining room on joe's street in the tenderloin. the new facility to serve low income and homeless people is set to hope in two years. in the meantime meals are still being served in temporary
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facility. st. anthony's dished up about 38 million years since it opened 62 years ago. woke up and frantic. >> comrades deliver encouraging news about a south bay firefighter hospitalized after a heart attack. the first thing he said when he came to. . the recession has brought lay aways back into the forefront but now intense competition is making it even more favorable for consumers. still ahead. . back here at 7:20 i'm tracking that fog right there and also tracking some high clouds moving into the area. i'll tell you what it all needs back here at 7:20
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. a firefighter was hospitalized this morning after being injured on the job. if fire started at around 3: 30 a.m. at a carport.
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fire department baaalon chief says the firefighter spept about an hour at the hospital being checked out for minor injury. the fire did an estimated $12,000 of damage and there's no word yet how it started. good news tonight in the recovery of san jose firefighter who suffered a heart attack battling a church fire. the firefighter has woken up from a coma and is now talking and joking with family and friends. >> fire trucks show up regularly at san jose regional medical center. crews have been visiting 44-year-old frank ryan who attended a medical induced coma after suffer ago heart attack last thursday. some fire fielthers including ryan's close friends have been sleeping on cots at the hospital. >> the first two days was really tough not knowing whether or not he was going to wake up and ever talk to me again. >> but now an upbeat mood among visitors. >> we' just all so excited. it's gist an incredible sigh of
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relief for the entire organization. >> once he could speak ryan recognized family and friends and asked for russ davis personally. >> he recognized he and he was like, hey, what happened? i was like, there's a fire, dude, and, you know went from there and did some questioning. i'm like, you know, where we work, he's like we work at truck one dude. i'm like do you remember anything? and he's like not really. >> ryan is still listed as critical but stable but davis says his friend is definitely okay. he pointed out ryan and their engine driver dale had a minor disagreement. >> i go who drives engine one? and he goes freaking dale. and that's when i said, yeah, it's frank. >> ryan will now go through a series of evaluations here. at this point no timetable on when he might return to work. in san jose, robert honda, ktvu channel 2 news. the u.s. military says a new book about the way they killed osama bin lade neshgs contains
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classified information. the book was released today and was written by a former navy seal who says he took part in the action. an official review of the work sensitive and classified information. the military has threatened legal action against author for not submitting the book for a security review before publishing. a consumer alert tonight after nine internet payday lenders were cited by california state officials for illegally offering quick cash loans. the california state department of corporations says some unlicensed online lenders are gouging customers charging excessive interest rates and finance fees. in addition because customers give online lenders access to their bank accounts, some lenders are racking up multiple overdraft charges. state officials say always check with the department of korms on a lender's license status before you apply for a loan. . apple corporation today sent out invitations to a press conference that many expect will reveal a new version of the
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iphone. the meeting is set for september 12th in san francisco. suspect the next iphone will have a taller screen and more data capability. apple watchers say the sales could start at the end of this month. enthusiasm over apple helped provide a late for stocks finished today. the dough lost 54 despite being down triple digits every whether i on. after a deal made by a competitor. amazon made a licensing deal with epic joint ventures has a digital right. the title includes the avengers and hunger games. the deal will add 2 thousand movies. at the same time it ends an exclusive deal with epic and net fliks which saw a serious fall 60% today. way ahead of the holiday shopping season a new war has broken out among retailers. consumer editor tom vacar explains how lay away deals could impablth the purchases you make in the coming months. >> a few years ago retailers
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would reestablish holiday lay aways, you know, make the payments before you get the goods. >> lay away started during the recession again after many many years of not being around because some people lost their credit cards. >> lay away fees proved to be very expensive. >> because you're going to end up for most items paying about the same or a little bit more in service fees than you would on the charge card. >> so starting today until the end of october, toys r us and babies r us announced a better idea, customers will be able to lay away items for no up front fee. lay aways established after november and on will incur a $5 fee. >> not only are we starting a month earlier than we have in the past years but we're giving the guests the ability to use those flexible terms without having to pay a fee up front. >> with the recession and economy the way that it is right now, it's a good idea, no extra fees. >> when they, you know, forget some fees, people will come back and purchase and buy more, but, i mean, in my case, i usually
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pay cash for everything up front. >> this year with their own relaxed lay away terms, retailers already include toys r us, babies r us, sears, west buy and wal-mart. burr lg ton coat factory as well as many jewelers and antique shops. >> it's a way of not incurring debt on item that is you need or want for your family right now. >> always check each retailer for their terms and fees. ktvu channel 2 news. well, don't normally mix we'll tell you about a mrn that's taking root to preserve some of california's largest trees. . mild summer weather continues this week and our chief meteorologist bill martin will tell us going to get a little bit warmer by the ebd of the week. and if you're on the go or away from kwur tv, you can still watch ktvu news cast live on your computer, smart phone or tab let. go to ♪ [ ukulele strumming ]
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. it's harvest time in vineyards across northern california. in the san tra cruz mountains gathering at the school vineyards. managers there say it's better to pick the grapes early on in the day before the fruit heats up from the sun. expert says this year's weather
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could produce an excellent. . well, whether you're down in the santa cruz mountains or up in the ort bay. >> temperatures cool in some places, others about the same. cooled off today. as we head tomorrow, a little bit keerl. there's foog in the coast. a lot of fog actually. it's already obviously in the city. it's work its way across oakland in the next few hours. that's how it goes. the fog moves in a lot like it did last night. temperatures tomorrow look a lot like the highs from today. these are the numbers from today. look at them, memorize them, think about it. that's tomorrow. maybe a degree or two cooler in some places but you get the picture, kind of more of the same. the big change tomorrow will be high clouds increasing in the area coming in from some tropical moisture source that could bring up a few showers or maybe a few sprinkles and thundershowers wednesday or thursday. it's an outside chance but you've got to mention it because this kind of moisture this far north can be a problem. the computer model has the fog tomorrow morning wednesday morning at 5:00 a.m. then it
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pulling it back and you'll see temperatures, the heat in the central valley. so as you get through your afternoon tomorrow in hayward or oakland you'll notice 70s, mid 70s, then 80s and low 90s kind of where they were today. tropical moisture here it comes. this is the first plug. another plug working its way up wednesday at 1:00. next plug comes in you go bill what are you talking about thunderstorms? the model is not showing it, little bit here, but watching these for a lot of years any time you get this much moisture this far news, weather, and sports this late in the season there's always a chance for that especially around the higher terrain. with the fire season being what it is, you can't mess with it. we're watching it closely. you see thursday around 2:00 you get a little activity. they don't want to see that either. we'll watch it for you. right now a ton of moisture moving our way that will add a lot of humidity and a lot of fog wednesday and thursday. i hope that's all. with that said let's be prepared for perhaps a sprinkle or thundershower. 81 in napa tomorrow, 87 in
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walnut. doesn't look that far off what we had today. santa clara, 84 in san jose, 85 in saratoga, 83 santa clara and along the coast it's foggy. 62 in daily city. so the five-day forecast reflect that is tropical moisture on wednesday/thursday. this is a thundershower because it's an outside chance but again we're watching it. see you tonight at 10:00 with the update. federal officials today released a plan to preserve the trees in the giant sequoia national monoewement. the plan and emphasizes fire as a primary means to clear brush and maintain forest health. the plan also prohibits the selling of the trees. it goes into effect here in 30 days. thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. we'll see you the next time news breaks. i'm gasia mikaelian, and our conch continues with the 10:00 tonight. tonight we're monitoring. during a traffic stop in alamo plus the eyewitness dprt two men
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